Welcome to the INKEY Blog. Where we spread and share our skincare knowledge with you!
- acne and breakouts
- acne scars
- damaged hair
- dark circles
- dehydrated skin
- dry hair
- dry skin
- dull skin
- fine lines and wrinkles
- flakey scalp
- frizzy hair
- hair loss
- hair volume
- improve skin texture
- itchy scalp
- oily scalp
- oily skin
- sensitive skin
- undefined curls
- undereye puffiness
It’s fair to say that acne is usually associated with oily skin, or those with normal to combination skin who also experience excess oil. It is less common, but dry skin types can absolutely experience acne, and it can be a hard situation to address – particularly when deciding which skincare to use.
Acne is one of the most common (not to mention frustrating) skin concerns, but many people feel confused about what causes it and (most importantly) what you can do about it. With a consistent routine and effective ingredients, you can fight acne and maintain clear skin—all for under £15.
Succinic acid is naturally anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, meaning it works well to curb acne symptoms, where skin suffers redness, irritation and inflammation. Learn more about the benefits Succinic Acid has and how to use it in your skincare routine
Whilst it’s typically seen as a condition that dominates the hormone charged teenage years, acne isn’t age discriminatory and can also appear in its adult form age 25+ and even into the 30s and 40s. Learn more about what causes acne and how to target and treat adult acne.
Navigating the world of acne can be a maze of different types and manifestations - from nodules to papules and a variety of comedones in between. To treat effectively, it’s important to know what you’re working with first. Learn more about the types of acne and the INKEY List product that can help you achieve your clearest skin.
It’s a common skincare myth to assume that moisturisers and oils will increase the shine on already oily skin types and add to acne breakouts. Before you skip this essential step, we explore how these products can work with your skin to actually balance oil production as opposed to adding to it.
However tempting it is, popping pimples can do more damage than good if extractions are not done professionally. Blemishes closer to the surface of our skin such as whiteheads and blackheads come with less risk factor than deeper rooted and inflamed breakouts but can still impact the healing process and spread bacteria. However tempting it is, popping pimples can do more damage than good if extractions are not done professionally.
Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) and has the ability to penetrate deeper into the pores of the skin, making it an ideal targeted spot treatment ingredient. Learn more about the benefits of Salicylic Acid, how to use it in your skincare routine using INKEY List products.
When we start a new skincare routine or try a new product, the expectation is that all our troubles, breakouts and concerns will fade away immediately. Unfortunately, the purge can be an unforeseen stage that stands between you and your skincare goals. Find out more about purging, the difference between purging and a reaction and tips to avoid the purge when introducing a new product into your skincare routine.
Having been introduced as a preventative measure to stop the spread of COVID-19, the face mask has brought with it it’s own skincare epidemic known as ‘Maskne’. With many of us experiencing regular mask usage in our day to day, these side effects have surged and prompted a skincare shake up. Find out what INKEY List products are best to tackle and prevent Maskne.
Whilst pigmentation in the skin is natural and what forms our glorious spectrum of skin tones, overproduction or underproduction can cause patches, spots and unevenness. Hyperpigmentation specifically is when too much Melanin is created as a result of scarring, inflammation, hormones, sun exposure or ageing. Learn how to reduce hyperpigmentation and the ingredients that are best suited to tackle this common skin concern.
Acne isn’t a condition that just favours the face, it can commonly be found across the body as well, in particular the neck, back, shoulders and chest. Learn what back and chest is, how to get rid of it using INKEY List hero acne products and tips on how to prevent it.